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Rts dsrlte “Virus” Removal (June 2019 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Rts dsrlte “virus”. These Rts dsrlte removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. Please note that all adverts that link to are probably related.

If  you have come across the following page, you may have already been aware that your computer has been infected with Rts dsrlte, possible with the help of AppStein. This is the possible source of your rather unpleasant experience with probably unwanted and maybe intrusively appearing ads in different shapes, sizes and forms on your computer screen. If you can relate this brief description to your recent technical problems, you probably will find it sensible and necessary to uninstall Rts dsrlte from your system. Actually, it is an Browser Hijacker-based application.

The following article is here to help you remove this annoyance forever. What’s more, it discusses some safety measures as well as the nature, origin and purpose of Browser Hijackers as a whole and Rts dsrlte in particular. We sincerely hope that you will find it useful.

When we talk about Browser Hijackers…

Probably you have already been researching what Browser Hijackers are actually about. Briefly speaking, Browser Hijacker is the collective noun that represents all advertisement-generating software. These ad-producing programs usually display ads in many different forms – a banner, a pop-up ad, a link, a pop-under. Most of the time, however, they achieve this by redirecting you to a new website filled with the Ads. Sometimes the way it affects the computer system may be quite obvious, however, at times it can be rather subtle and questionable. In fact, it is possible that you might have no clue that an app or some tracking cookies could have been installed inside your browser until they start producing irritating ads. (Please, note that the type of the browser doesn’t really matter- Chrome/Firefox/Explorer/Opera or another one).

Browser Hijacker-like programs are generally used by their creators to generate profit. Nevertheless, they may have some possible negative consequences such as tracking browsing history and matching the ads stream to your preferences. However, most often they are simply too annoying.

Is rts dsrlte virus?

It is vital to mention that most Browser Hijacker-based programs do not represent viruses or other forms of malware (for example, Ransomware). They do not tend to steal private data like accounts’ credentials, banking details or passwords. They might simply exploit your habitual surfing movements to guess your preferences. As a result, they may promote whatever product or service you they have predicted you may like or need .

Characteristic features of Browser Hijacker programs

As an exemplary Browser Hijacker product, this program always try to display as many ads based on your personal browsing preferences as it can. It does so because it functions according to the pay-per-click scheme- the more ads you click on, the more money Rts dsrlte’s developers earn.

Moreover, it is possible that Rts dsrlte could keep track of your browsing history, collect that information and sell it to 3rd parties. Some users might consider that behaviour as a threatening invasion of their private life. That’s mainly why it is necessary to detect Rts dsrlte and get rid of it as soon as possible. Once you delete this Browser Hijacker-like app from your PC, the chance of allowing particular vendors to follow and try to guess your possible surfing habits and recent searches on the Internet will be considerably smaller.

The usual method, which Browser Hijacker uses to get into your system is by being bundled with freeware or shareware software. When you install such a program, Rts dsrlte may start displaying various advertisements.

Be particularly careful because, usually, most peer-to-peer file sharing programs often come bundled with Browser Hijacker. You should always read the End-User License Agreement in order to check exactly what you are agreeing to install to your machine in exchange for the opportunity to use their software. Unfortunately, too many users habitually click “yes” but are really clueless about the fact that they may have just agreed to integrate an Browser Hijacker program into their computers.

What about Rts dsrlte’s removal?

Most often, the advertisements shown do not represent a real danger. However, they may still represent an extreme pain in the neck. Then there is also the possibility that some of the Ads are not actually created by the Browser Hijacker, but solely by the web page you visit. If you do install such a good pop-up blocker, it is very likely that you will be able to prevent most of the page-hosted Ads from appearing on your screen.

Also, you should always remember that some types of Browser Hijackers might appear much more difficult to uninstall. The worst possible action Rts dsrlte may perform on your machine is to contribute to making it freeze or slow down its entire performance. In case you can rely on an anti-virus tool and regularly update it, such a scenario becomes practically impossible.

Bear in mind that prevention is at the core of your healthy and pleasant online experience. Also, simply remember to be careful with the software you install on your computer. Always make sure that your OS is completely functioning and up-to-date.

The guide we have prepared for you will help you get rid of this rather annoying program from your system – easily and for good!


Name Rts dsrlte
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Possibly annoying constantly popping up ads, sometimes a slower overall computer performance.
Distribution Method Sometimes via a software bundle, sometimes via an infected website or torrents.
Detection Tool Rts dsrlte may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.


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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

More information on SpyHunter, steps to uninstallEULAThreat Assessment Criteria, and Privacy Policy.

Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Rts dsrlte may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Rts dsrlte from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Rts dsrlte from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the Browser Hijacker/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Rts dsrlte from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!


    • Can you send them to us so we can verify taht they shouldn’t be in your Hosts file? Usually, the action needed here is to delete the IPs from the Hosts file and save the changes to it but we can’t tell you for sure until you send us the IPs.

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